MOHAMMED HUSSAMUDDIN (57 KG)
Hailing from a family of boxers, Mohammed Hussamuddin is the youngest of six brothers, four of whom are seriously entrenched in the sport. Hussamuddin was afraid to don the gloves until his father and coach, Mohammad Shamsuddin, got him to shed that fear and taught him the art at the Collectorate grounds in Nizamabad, north Telangana.
The 25-year-old went on to outshine his siblings and established himself in state-level competitions before moving on to the national scene, making his debut in the 2009 Junior Nationals at Aurangabad, claiming bronze. He turned it into gold on his debut at the Senior Nationals and then went on to win the bronze at the 2015 Military World Games. Since then there has been no looking back and today he has evolved into one of the finest boxers in the country in his weight category.